GK Edu Wrap – 5th March 2015

Mergers and Acquisition

Ques. Who will acquire Pipavav Defence Company Ltd?
Ans. Reliance Infrastructure Ltd announced acquisition of Pipavav Defence Company Ltd

Appointment

Ques. Who was appointed by Barach Obama as a Alternate Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund (IMF)?
Ans. An independent Indian-American investor – Sunil Sabharwal is again re-nominated by US President Barack Obama, to a key administration post as Alternate Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

National

Ques. Who directed the documentary film India’s Daughter (16th december 2012 Rape Victim – Damini)?
Ans. Leslee Udwin.

Ques. Who is the Richest Person of India?
Ans. Dilip Shanghvi (Founder and Managing Director of Sun Pharma)

Sports

Ques. Which team holds the record of highest runs in an innings in World Cup?
Ans. Australia recently broke India’s highest run record against Afghanistan in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2015.

Ques. Which team recently made the record of biggest winning margin in cricket world cup?
Ans. Australia defeated Afghanistan by 275 runs which was the biggest winning margin in World Cup history.

Politics

Ques. Who will be the new chief of All Indian Congress Committee (AICC)?
Ans. Rahul Gandhi.

Ques. Who is the expected chairperson of AICC?
Ans. Sonia Gandhi.

Economics

Ques. The new ceiling in FDI has been raised by what percentage?
Ans. Lok Sabha clears insurance bill to raise FDI ceiling to 49%. The earlier limit was 26%

Ques. RBI has decided to introduce which denomination of currency notes?
Ans. One rupee notes will be printed and issues by RBI after a gap of 2 decades.

News: IT firm Tech Mahindra inaugurated its sales office in Vietnam’s capital Hanoi to expand its operations in the country where it plans to increase the headcount to 100 in the next 2-3 years.

 

Quick Wrap

Question Answer
Reliance Infrastructure Ltd will acquire Pipavav Defence Company Ltd
Alternate Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Sunil Sabharwal
Documentary film India’s Daughter (16th december 2012 Rape Victim – Damini) Leslee Udwin
Richest Person of India Dilip Shanghvi
Highest runs in an innings in World Cup Australia against Afghanistan
Record of biggest winning margin in cricket world cup Australia against Afghanistan
New chief of Congress Rahul Gandhi
Chairperson of Congress Sonia Gandhi
Tech Mahindra opens office in Vietnam
Lok Sabha clears insurance bill to raise FDI ceiling to 49%
RBI has decided to introduce One rupee notes

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